How to Generate URL QR Code in Google Chrome on Android

There are many ways to share links from Google Chrome on Android. You can copy a URL or directly share it with another app. But it’s always good to have more options, and one of those options is QR codes.

A QR code is a type of barcode that contains information that can be revealed when scanned by a QR code reader. They can be used to store various information, including URLs.

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In the Chrome browser example, the generated QR code links to the URL you are sharing. You can show the QR code to a friend to scan or download for other purposes. Let’s start.

To use the QR code sharing feature in Google Chrome on Android, we need to enable a few feature flags. Enabling these flags will not impair your browsing experience, but be aware that at the time of writing the feature is experimental. Activating the flags can cause problems on the road.

Open the “Chrome” app on your Android phone or tablet and type chrome://flags in the address bar.

go to the chrome flags page

Then, in the search bar of the “Chrome Flags” page, type “Sharing Hub”. Change the “Chrome Sharing Hub” flag from “Default” to “Enabled”.

turn on sharing hub flag

Before relaunching Chrome, type “QR Code” in the search field. Toggle the “Chrome Share QRCodes” flag to “Enabled”.

enable qr code flag

Now press “Relaunch” to apply the changes.

restart chrome

With Google Chrome open again, navigate to the web page you want to share with a QR code. Once there, tap on the address bar and select the share icon.

The “Share Sheet” will appear at the bottom of the screen. At the top of the sheet will be a “QR Code” option. Press it.

The QR code will be generated and displayed on your screen. You can now let people scan this or tap “Download” to save the QR code to your device and use it elsewhere.

share or download qr code

You will also notice that there is a “Scan” tab at the top of this screen. This method also works as an easy way to open a QR code scanner (other than opening your phone or tablet’s camera app).

chrome qr code scanner

That’s all we can say about it. A QR code and scanner is now at your fingertips in your Android web browser whenever you need it.

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